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Cynthia Ellen Nixon

Birthplace: New York, New York County , New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Walter E. Nixon and Private
Wife of Private
Ex-partner of Private
Mother of Private; Private and Private

Occupation: Actress, activist
Managed by: Erica Howton
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About Cynthia Nixon

Cynthia Ellen Nixon (born April 9, 1966) is an American actress, activist, and gubernatorial candidate in the State of New York. She is known for her portrayal of Miranda Hobbes in the HBO series Sex and the City (1998–2004), the film Sex and the City (2008) and its sequel Sex and the City 2 (2010). She is an Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner.


Nixon was born in New York City, New York, the daughter of Anne Knoll, an actress from Chicago, Illinois, and Walter E. Nixon, a radio journalist from Texas.[1] Nixon's first onscreen appearance was as an imposter on To Tell the Truth, where her mother worked.[5] She attended Hunter College High School [5] and Barnard College. [3]

From 1988 to 2003, Nixon was in a relationship with schoolteacher Danny Mozes. They have two children together, a daughter born in 1996 [Formerly known as Samantha Mozes, Nixon’s child now identifies as Samuel or Seph] [6] and a son born in 2002. [2]

Nixon and education activist Christine Marinoni were married in New York City on May 27, 2012, with Nixon wearing a custom-made, pale green dress by Carolina Herrera. [4] Marinoni gave birth to a son in 2011.


From Witchel, Alex (January 19, 2012). "Life After ‘Sex’". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 March 2014.

Here, with Maia Danziger and Sarah Jessica Parker in “My Body, My Child,” a TV movie from 1982. (Getty Images)

"An only child whose parents separated when she was 6, [Cynthia] Nixon has stayed close to her mother her entire life. Nixon’s father, Walter, a radio journalist, died in 1998. Her plan, she told Witchel, was

  • “I’m going to act until I’m 18, earn as much money as I can while still going to school and not jeopardize my school, not go to California and pay for college.”



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Cynthia Nixon's Timeline

April 9, 1966
New York, New York County , New York, United States